Posting Number FAC484P
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Classification Title Instructor
Working Title Fixed-Term Instructor - French - #182761
Department World Languages
WCU, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has adopted a “Get Vaccinated or Get
Tested” policy effective September 15, 2021. This will require you demonstrate
evidence of full vaccination upon hire or be subject to regular testing.
The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
Western Carolina University invites applications for a 9 month, fixed term
Instructor in French, with an anticipated begin work date of January 2022.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through the
close date of November 1, 2021.
Applicants should have a Master's degree in French or closely related field
with experience teaching French at the university level and near-native
proficiency in both English and French. Preference will be given to those with
a proven record of advancing oral proficiency through communicative
methodologies, growing enrollment in French programs, and promoting the study
of francophone cultures beyond Europe.
This position is open to candidates who are legally authorized to work in
the U.S. and do not require the immigration-related sponsorship of WCU.
The teaching load will be four courses per semester, excluding summer.
Candidate will also be expected to organize and help judge the French events
at our annual High School World Language Contest and engage in other service
work as part of the job. Summer teaching, with additional compensation, in the
form of on-campus classes or through faculty-led travel courses, is also
possible, contingent upon sufficient enrollment.
The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great
Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina,
and 150 miles northwest of Atlanta. Four-season outdoor activities abound
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged
university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a
commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Master's degree in French or closely related field with experience teaching
French at the college level and near-native proficiency in both English and
Preference will be given to those with a proven record of advancing oral
proficiency through communicative methodologies, growing enrollment in French
programs, and promoting the study of francophone cultures beyond Europe.
Position Type Permanent Part-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9
Open Date 09/10/2021
Close Date 11/01/2021
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered, applicants must apply online. During the application
process, applicants will need to attach the following to their file: a letter
of application, a current CV, a list of three professional references, and a
one-page statement of teaching philosophy. For questions or additional
information, please contact Mark Couture, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of
all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights
and responsibilities, please visit www. dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation
of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified
within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are
required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.
Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree
which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender
identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information;
political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with
applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the
policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University
promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities,
women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and
interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at email@example.com.
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the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building,
Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111
Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all
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activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university
policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire
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